Preview: Round 7, Ulverston, 11th November

GLAXO SPORTS CLUB- LA12 9DR (signing will be in place from A590 in Ulverston)
This is a venue that has been used before but not for a number of years, it has taken some persuading for the company to let us use the facilities to please respect them as much as possible. Please do not ride bikes or walk on any of the sports pitches in front of the club house. The course basically winds around the perimeter so please think carefully how you get around.

PITS/START AREA

There is a double pit on the course which can be accessed via a separate entrance past the main entrance when coming from the main car park. Please use this rather than going across the fields. The starting area is also over at the far end of the course so access for it will also be from the far entrance.

CAR PARKING

We are permitted to park in GSK’s main car park. The entrance bollards will be up and there should be plenty of space for vans, kit, turbo’s etc. Please be careful making your way to the course, which is very close, but across a road.

REGISTRATION

This will be in the club house, please bring correct change where possible.
Youths- Sponsored by Velo- 10.30  (Register 09.30- 10.10am)
U8’s- Sponsored by Velo/Topmark -11.20 (Register 10.00-11.00)
U10’s/U12’s- Sponsored by Topmark- 11.45 (Register 10.00- 11.20)
Vet 50’s and Women- Sponsored by Ride Bikes -12.30 (Register- 11.00- 12.10)
Vet 40’s- Sponsored by Ride Bikes- 13.30 (Register- 11.45-13.10)
Senior/Juniors- Sponsored by Ride Bikes- (Register- 12.30-14.00)

FACILITIES/CATERING

There are changing rooms which can be accessed from a separate door to the main club house door. Please be aware of this, especially if full of mud. They do appreciate there will be muddy people around but we can do our best to minimise this! Hot/cold drinks and sweets etc are sold in the club house and local caterers ‘Movable Feast’ will be providing bbq style food outside.

SUPPORT

The three local bike shops are kindly sponsoring the races- Topmark (Barrow-in-Furness), Ride Bikes and Velo (Ulverston). Ride and Velo will also have trade stands during the day and will have mechanics available if you have any issues.

FIRST AID

The BAE Systems First Aid team will be around the course if required.
COURSE
The course map shows the large loop, U8/10/12’s to be decided on the day. It is a mixture of flat, fast gravel and grassy banks with a solid base. There will be some riding on the main field which will get boggy/muddy. Around the back of the clubhouse there is a more technical section through some trees. Basically the course should have something for everyone- including hurdles and steps!!
Finally this is our first CX event and will are looking forward to welcoming you all to Ulverston!
  • Roy Willan

    Fist cyclocross event. Thanks for a well organised event, for me a novice, it was seamless and all very friendly. Maybe I can enjoy a few more before the competetive nature kicks in??